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This tractor was featured for the month of June in the 2009 Classic Farm Tractor Calendar.
You’re gazing at the first 806D built at the Farmall plant in Rock Island, Ill., 47 years ago as a pilot production model. Several million Farmalls were built in this facility, but the wrecking ball arrived soon after this photo was taken in late 2006. A proud woman employee-artist painted clone-like murals of various IH models on the factory walls, mirroring the real thing. In Nebraska test, its 361-cu. in. engine made 94 PTO hp. Some owners “turned up the pump” adding turbo-chargers to gain 30% more power. Hand-holds on the hood are unique to this small run.
Owners: Bill Borghoff and Larry Eipers
Naperville, Ill./ Morris, Ill.
Borghoff field-tested this tractor at the IH Engineering Center, Hindsdale, Ill., early in 1963 beofre it shipped to new product shows. Eipers did the restoration to “as manufactured” condition; sheds it, and truck it to tractor shows. This was s/n 502; 501 was a gas version. Owners got those two tractors together at a Red Power Roundup several summers ago…That’s what it’s all about.
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We also have this calendar picture, and have saved it as a keepsake. My father took his first airplane ride in the early 1970's and visited the plant mentioned above in RockIsland Ill, it was a trip he never forgot & talked of it many times. We are a IH family from Ontario Canada, and have over the years had many IH tractors, including 806, 706, 1066, and still have a 656, 666, &
2 Farmal M's all restored.
We would be interested in visiting a IH museum, if there are any out there!
theres one at avoca iowa that is call farmall land jerry meis is the owner and has tours there
What a great picture. Alot of history painted on those walls...